Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Pete Davidson walked the red carpet together at the Met Gala on Monday night. The couple looked absolutely stunning in their gorgeous ensembles as they walked up the stairs holding hands. Kim looked absolutely stunning in Marilyn Monroe’s gold dress, while Pete Davidson stuck to a traditional black suit.
The outfit was one of Marilyn Monroe’s most iconic dresses, which she wore while singing “Happy Birthday” to US President John F Kennedy in 1962. According to People, the dress was on display in Orlando, Florida, at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Speaking to La La Anthony, Vogue’s red carpet correspondent, Kardashian, speaking of the dress, said: “Well, this is Marilyn Monroe’s dress and it’s 60 years old and she wore this when she said ‘Happy Birthday sang for President John F. Kennedy in 1962.” The SKIMS owner continued: “I had the idea to try it on and then they came with armed guards and gloves.”
Kim Kardashian admitted: “I tried it and it didn’t suit me. I said, ‘Give me three weeks.’ I had to lose 16lbs today. It was such a challenge. It was like a (movie) role. I was determined to fit (in) it. I haven’t had any carbs or sugar for about three weeks. We have a pizza – and donut party at the hotel (after the Met Gala),’ she added.
The beauty mogul worked wonders with the dress, channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe by dyeing her hair platinum blonde and putting it up in a sleek bun. The reality TV actor accessorized with intricate earrings made of beautiful diamonds and chose a white fur jacket that completed the Old Hollywood vibe and was in keeping with the “Gilded Glamor” Gala theme.
Marliyn Monroe’s dress was designed by Jean Louis and originally cost $12,000. The dress was reportedly so tight that Monroe had to be sewn into it before wearing it to sing for President Kennedy on May 19, 1962, during a fundraiser at Madison Square Garden. The icon had worn the dress just three months before her death. Ripley’s bought the dress from Julien’s Auction in November 2016 for a whopping $4.81 million, making it one of the most expensive dresses in the world, People reports.
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